Category Archives: coercion

Islam compels, or it is nothing

Mohammedans, writes Dalrymple,

have seen what happened to Christianity as soon as its ability to enforce was lost. They rightly suspect that the same will happen to Mohammedanism if it is no longer able to coerce: it will become intellectually meaningless. It will be reduced to a mortal personal belief, such as the belief in the healing power of crystals or the determining influence of the planetary position.

It is therefore nonsense to say, as the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says, that we all share the values ​​of tolerance. Indeed, says Dalrymple,

if we really shared those values, the problem we face would not have arisen.